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Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol. 2010 Apr;31(2):54-7. doi: 10.4103/0971-5851.71656.

Ovarian tumors in pediatric age group - A clinicopathologic study of 10 years' cases in West Bengal, India.

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Department of Pathology and Radiotherapy, North Bengal Medical College, West Bengal, India.



Objective in this retrospective study is to find out the incidence of different ovarian tumors of girls up to 20 years of age observed in last ten years in North Bengal Medical College and to correlate clinical and gross findings with histopathologic findings and to compare the incidence with other studies and follow-up of patients with malignant ovarian tumors.


Findings were retrieved from records of different pathological reports and clinical reports.


Total 151 cases of ovarian tumors were received in pathology department in which 34 cases were malignant (22.6%). Amongst malignant cases, 66% are of germ-cell origin-dysgerminoma being the commonest. Strikingly we got 9 cases of malignant surface epithelial tumor. As per follow-up records most of the dysgerminoma came in stage IA and recovered fully following chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Amongst other malignant tumors, few lost the follow-up management and others expired due to metastasis.


Patients from hilly areas of North Bengal and low socio-economic status led to lower detection rate of ovarian tumors in early stage which are absolutely necessary for proper guidelines of management to reduce mortality.


Germ cell-tumor; Pediatric age group; ovarian tumor; surface epithelial

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